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A Catalog of Programs & Services from EASTCONN


EASTCONN’s programs, products and services are organized under 6 main divisions: 1. Adult Programs • Adult Education &

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High School Completion...........pages 2-3 Community Education.....................page 4 Employment & Training Programs...................pages 4-5 English Language Learner Services..........................................page 5 Parent & Family Programs.......................................page 5

2. Early Childhood Initiatives

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Early Childhood Consultation .......pages 6-7 Early Childhood Materials & Products...................page 7 Programs for Young Children & Families....................................page 7

3. K-12 Student Services

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Academic Enrichment......................pages 8-9 Assistive Technology........................page 10 Clinical Day Treatment Programs.......................................page 11 Magnet Schools & Other Options for Students..................................page 11 Programs for Students with Developmental Disabilities........page 12 School-to-Career...............................page 12 Schools for Non-Traditional Learners.........................................page 12 Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.....................page 13 Summer, Vacation, After-School Programs................ pages 13-14 Other Student Services..................... pages 14-15

4. Organizational Support Services

• Administrative Support for Schools.....................................pages 16-17 • Business & Employer Services...........pages 17-18 • Communications Services..................pages 18-19 • Facilities Services.................................page 19 • Human Resources Management........page 19 • Personnel & Staffing Solutions...........page 20 • Program Design & Development......page 20 • Technology Services............................pages 20-21 • Transportation Services......................page 21

5. Teaching & Learning Services

• Center for Educational Leadership................pages 22-23 • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment.....................................page 24 • Professional Learning..........................pages 25-27 • Regional Groups & Councils..............pages 27-28 • School Improvement Strategies.........pages 28-29

6. Technology Solutions

• Data Solutions Support & Training........................................pages 30-31 • Educational Technology Integration.......................................page 31 • Technology Infrastructure Support...pages 31-32 • Technology Products...........................page 32

Program Contacts..........................................pages 33-34 Program Index................................................pages 35-36 EASTCONN Facility Locations....................page 37

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From the Executive Director

Please take some time to read through our fall Programs & Services directory to find ways that we can assist you with your day-to-day professional and education needs.

Paula M. Colen, Executive Director

Our carefully curated programs and services have been developed over the course of 36 years, in response to the changing needs of northeastern Connecticut’s schools and communities. All of our offerings are listed under EASTCONN’s six divisions: Adult Programs, Early Childhood Initiatives, K-12 Student Services, Organizational Support, Teaching & Learning, and Technology Solutions. You can also find them listed alphabetically on pages 35 and 36.

Another option? Visit EASTCONN’s Web site at www.eastconn.org and click on Programs & Services A-Z. I hope you’ll feel free to reach out to us at anytime. We have a wide variety of on-staff experts who will be happy to help. As always, our pledge to you is that if we can’t help, we’ll find someone who can. We look forward to hearing from you. Let’s get the conversation started!

Paula M. Colen Executive Director 860-455-1565 pcolen@eastconn.org

MISSION: EASTCONN will initiate, support and facilitate partnerships, collaborations and regional solutions that are responsive to the needs of all learners through exemplary programs, products and services. EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. www.eastconn.org

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ADULT PROGRAMS EASTCONN promotes and supports lifelong learning for parents, workers and citizens of northeastern Connecticut. Whether it’s high school completion, job training, or parenting support, our Adult Programs are designed to develop interests, increase abilities and expand options. The following program and service descriptions are only a sampling of the many ways in which we can help you address your adult-student programming needs. Contact any of our staff, or call Richard Tariff, Director of EASTCONN Adult Programs, at 860-455-1562, to begin the conversation.

Adult Education & High School Completion American Citizenship Preparation

These classes prepare adults to pass the American Citizenship Test, with a special emphasis on questions used by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Classes are provided free to residents of the 21 northeastern Connecticut towns that comprise EASTCONN’s Adult Education consortium. Kristin Hempel....................860-423-2591 Suzanne Cimochowski........ 860-455-1596

English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Family Literacy

EASTCONN Adult Programs partners with Head Start to provide Family Literacy classes to eligible Windham families. Kristin Hempel....................860-423-2591

High School Completion

Adult Education offers three alternatives for completing a high school education. Our counselors can help adults determine which program is the best option. Choose from among the GED, the Adult High School Credit Diploma and the National External Diploma Program. Participants must be 17 or older. Lorrie Herz...........................860-423-2591 Ellen Clinesmith..................860-779-3770 page 2

I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills Training)

I-BEST is an innovative education model that integrates basicskills adult education with technical instruction. The curriculum is designed jointly by certified adult education instructors and specialists in the technical field. Furthermore, classes are co-taught by adult education and technical training instructors. EASTCONN’s I-BEST program helps students improve their English Language skills while they earn their GED and nationally recognized software credentials like Microsoft Office Specialist or the National Retail Foundation’s Customer Service certificate. Suzanne Cimochowski.......860-455-1596 JET (Jobs, Employment & Training) for 17-24-year-olds Get a JET Start on your future! Explore different career options and participate in paid internships and on-the-job training. Improve your work readiness skills and learn about resume-building, dressing for success, interview techniques, and more. Get education and training that will help you complete your high school diploma and/or earn nationally recognized credentials as a specialist in Customer Service or in Microsoft Office. Suzanne Cimochowski.......860-455-1596 Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) Intensive

Customer Service Training

This intensive program offers JFES participants training in employability and customer service skills, as well as academic preparation for the GED. Suzanne Cimochowski........860-455-1596

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Adult Programs Life Skills & Basic Skills Instruction

Intended for adults who are at least 17, who are no longer enrolled in high school and who lack a high school diploma, this free skills-enhancement program will help students improve their math, reading and writing skills. The program offers a free evaluation, individual counseling to create a customized learning plan and convenient day/evening classes. The ultimate goal is to help students obtain a high school diploma and choose a vocation. Suzanne Cimochowski.......860-455-1596

Non-Traditional Learner Program

EASTCONN provides non-traditional clients with classes to prepare them for the GED exam. Participants also develop problemsolving, decision-making and other critical-thinking skills. Kristin Hempel....................860-423-2591

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education

This program helps guide students who will be completing one of EASTCONN’s high school programs (the GED diploma, the Adult High School Credit Diploma or the National External Diploma program), as they transition into a variety of postsecondary education and training programs. Kristin Hempel....................860-423-2591 Suzanne Cimochowski.......860-455-1596

Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program

Volunteer tutors work with adult learners on basic reading, writing, math or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) skills. Tutoring, provided free of charge, can be on a one-to-one basis or in a classroom setting. Tutoring is offered at multiple sites in EASTCONN-region towns. Adults interested in volunteering are encouraged to apply. Robinson Camacho.......860-455-1610

Workplace Education & Training

Local businesses and non-profit agencies can customize a costeffective package of literacy and English- as-a-Second-Language (ESL) training components that meet their workforce development needs. Training can be provided in the workplace or at a convenient EASTCONN adult education site. Richard Tariff.......................860-455-1562 Suzanne Cimochowski........860-455-1596

Community Education Regional Management of Mandated Adult Education Programs

We manage all aspects of your mandated adult education programs, including grant submission, fiscal management, participant recruitment, assessment services, instructional services, post-program assessment and reporting. Regional cost-sharing has expanded the number of adult education offerings that are available. Richard Tariff.......................860-455-1562

Transitions for 21st Century Careers

This course is a prerequisite for graduation from our Credit Diploma Program, but can be audited by anyone in our Adult Education Program. Throughout the 10-week course, students will complete career exploration and declare a career pathway. Those students who identify an interest in military, entrepreneurship or immediate employment will develop individualized career plans, while those interested in post-secondary education or training will develop a transitions portfolio. All students complete a workbased learning opportunity. Kristin Hempel....................860-423-2591 www.eastconn.org

Adventure Program for Adults

EASTCONN Adventure designs customized, experientially based programs for team-building, leadership training and professional development. The activities, adapted for participants of all ages and fitness levels, are designed to explore both positive communication and collaboration skills, and identify new strategies for building effective teams. EASTCONN offers both indoor and out-

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Adult Programs door Adventure options, all specifically designed to create a safe environment for learning. Francine Piela.......................860-455-1545 Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Employment & Training Programs NEW Communicating Effectively with Customers and

Co-Workers

Offered at American Job Centers in both Danielson and Willimantic, this is a 15-hour, 6-session seminar in customer service skills training. Learn important skills that will help you interact more positively with your co-workers and customers. You will be awarded a Certificate upon completion and encouraged to sit for the National Retail Foundation online exam for Customer Service Skills Certification. Suzanne Cimochowski.......860-455-1596

Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA)

Created for northeastern Connecticut residents and taught by some of Connecticut’s finest arts professionals, CTAA classes help students explore the arts through dance, theater, musical theater and individual music lessons. Classes are offered in fall and spring sessions at the beautiful Art Deco-era Capitol Theater, which houses CTAA in Willimantic. CTAA also offers a summer theater program for children entering grades 4-12. Dara Bowling.......................860-465-5636 Sandra Garcia.......................860-423-2591

Community Education

Non-credit, recreational, personal improvement and career advancement courses are offered at nearby community sites for learners of all ages. A selection of reasonably priced courses is offered year-round, including summer programs for youth (kindergarten through age 17). Enrichment trips with coach bus transportation are offered with multiple, convenient pick-up sites throughout the region. Sandra Garcia.......................860-423-2591

Driver Education

Taught by state-certified driver-education professionals, these popular classes prepare teens and adults through in-class instruction and behind-the-wheel training to obtain their Connecticut state driver’s licenses. EASTCONN’s driving schools are in two convenient locations: Willimantic and Danielson. Lynn Galovich.......................860-428-7455

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Get Back to Work through American Job Center East

This is a great refresher course that can improve your basic reading, math, writing and computer skills. Your personal Plan of Study includes tutoring, GED practice testing and referrals to FREE high school completion classes at Norwich, New London, Willimantic and Danielson Adult Education Programs. Suzanne Cimochowski........860-455-1596 NEW

Health Careers Advancement Program

Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) provide opportunities for TANF recipients and other low- income individuals to enter and advance along four health care career pathways, including patient care and nursing, emergency medicine, community health and patient navigation, and health information management. Participants increase their employability in health careers through a series of preparatory programs that include classes in work readiness, skills-building, job training and community college, supported by intensive case management and job placement assistance. Andrea Messenger...............860-779-3770 www.eastconn.org


Adult Programs I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills Training)

I-BEST is an innovative education model that integrates basicskills adult education with technical instruction. The curriculum is designed jointly by certified adult education instructors and specialists in the technical field. Classes are co-taught by adult education and technical training instructors. EASTCONN’s I-BEST program helps students improve their English Language skills while they earn their GED and nationally recognized software credentials like Microsoft Office Specialist or the National Retail Foundation’s Customer Service certificate. Suzanne Cimochowski........860-455-1596

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education

This program helps guide students who will be completing one of EASTCONN’s high school programs (the GED diploma, the Adult High School Credit Diploma or the National External Diploma program), as they transition into a variety of post-secondary education and training programs. Lorrie Herz...........................860-423-2591

English Language Learner Services

JET (Jobs, Employment & Training) for 17-24-year-olds

Get a JET Start on your future! Explore different career options and participate in paid internships and on-the-job training. Improve your work readiness skills and learn about resume-building, dressing for success, interview techniques, and more. Get education and training that will help you complete your high school diploma and/or earn nationally recognized credentials as a specialist in Customer Service or in Microsoft Office. Suzanne Cimochowski........860-455-1596

Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) Case Management

We oversee case management services for Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) clients at the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board’s American Job Center locations in Danielson and Willimantic. Suzanne Cimochowski........860-455-1596

English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Instruction

Our Adult Education-certified instructors provide free instruction for non-English-speaking adults who are 17 and older. Beginner-to-intermediate-level classes are available. Daytime and evening classes are offered at convenient locations throughout northeastern Connecticut. Lorrie Herz...........................860-423-2591 Ellen Clinesmith..................860-779-3770

Technology Academy

This Workforce Innovation and Opportunities-approved training program prepares participants for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 certification with endorsements in PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel. MOS is a nationally recognized IT credential. Suzanne Cimochowski........860-455-1596

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Parent & Family Programs Early Childhood Parent Education/Parenting Workshops

Workshops on a range of topics are available to help parents increase their parenting skills, improve their knowledge of children’s growth and development, and learn how to support learning. Early childhood specialists are available to provide regional or on-site training. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

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EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVES EASTCONN works with parents, communities and schools to ensure that all children enter school ready to succeed. EASTCONN can design and implement high-quality, early-childhood education programs and services. We can also assist with data collection, planning and policy development, facilitation and community engagement, workshops for parents and professionals, facilities consultation, and program design and evaluation. The following program and services descriptions are only a sampling of the many ways in which we can help you address your early childhood programming needs. Contact any of our staff, or call Diane Gozemba, Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, at 860-455-1518, to begin the conversation.

Early Childhood Consultation Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP)

The Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) is an established resource system of regional teams providing critical leadership and support for the achievement of quality standards and excellence in early childhood programs. AFP services include overviews of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria; technical assistance with the process of accreditation; and individualized support for programs engaged in the self- study. Sheri Lambert......................860-455-1585

CT Early Learning & Development Standards (CT ELDS)

Training and consultation are available for your staff on curriculum and assessment (with an emphasis on linking teaching to curriculum and assessment) and aligning preschool curricula with that of the primary grades, including the Connecticut Core Standards. Training on the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards and Assessment Frameworks is also available. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518 Early Childhood Classroom Assessment Scoring System

(CLASS)

Our certified CLASS staff are available to observe, record and provide feedback for your preK classrooms on the dimensions of emotional support, classroom organization and instructional support. CLASS has scientifically identified specific early experiences that children need in order to succeed in school and life. It has organized them into teacher classroom behaviors that are observable and that support high-quality care and education. The CLASS tool provides data for program planning and classroom support systems. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

Early Childhood Council Facilitation & Strategic Planning

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vices, will work with your community to support the development and implementation of an Early Childhood Council. Our staff can also serve as your school readiness liaison to the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, or fulfill the role of school readiness monitor for your state-funded program. We can help you develop a strategic plan for increasing your capacity and improving the quality of your early childhood services. In addition, our expert staff can assist your program with grant-writing services. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

Early Childhood Program Monitoring & Evaluation

Our early childhood specialists can help to create or improve early childhood programs, birth through grade 3. Consultation can include program and curriculum design, as well as facility and learning environment design and evaluation. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

Early Childhood Training, Consultation & Coaching

Early childhood specialists provide a range of professional development services customized to meet your program needs. Professional development related to curriculum, teaching and assessment, and learning environments is directly connected with state and national standards. On-site training and coaching is aimed at accomplishing program improvement goals that lead to improved child outcomes. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

Executive Function Skills

The lack of self-regulation in children is cited as an increasing problem in schools today. Research demonstrates the importance of executive function skills in academic and life success. EASTCONN staff can provide training and on-site coaching to assist teachers in implementing strategies to support children’s self-regulation, while increasing their literacy and math skills. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner.......860-455-1501

Language & Literacy Assessment Practices

EASTCONN staff will work with a school district to review its current practices in language and literacy assessments so they align with critical, grade-level reading skills and Connecticut www.eastconn.org


Early Childhood Initiatives Core Standards for kindergarten through second grade. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

NAEYC Accreditation Consultation

Our expert Early Childhood staff will provide information, consultation and training to preschool and kindergarten programs that want to pursue accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

PreK-Grade 3 Alignment

EASTCONN staff facilitate the review of components of aligned preK-grade 3 structures and components that address the alignment of standards, instruction and assessment, as well as family engagement and transitions, using a research-based tool with schools, districts and communities. Staff will work with your local team to develop an improvement plan. Elizabeth Aschenbrenner.......860-455-1501

Programs for Young Children & Families Birth-to-Three Program

Early intervention services are provided in the home for young children, birth to age 3, who have been identified with disabilities, and their families; services include parenting support and collaboration with early-intervention providers. Maribeth Stearns.................860-455-1557

Early Childhood Parent Education/Parenting Workshops

Workshops on a range of topics are available to help parents increase their parenting skills, improve their knowledge of children’s growth and development, and learn how to support learning. Early childhood specialists are available to provide regional or on-site training. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

Support for Young Dual-Language & English Language Learners

Professional learning opportunities, including training and onsite consultation, are available to support the language development of dual-language and English language learners in the early years and primary grades. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

Transition Planning: Birth-to-Three & Preschool-toKindergarten

Early childhood specialists offer consultation to communities and schools regarding best practices for transitioning children into kindergarten. By facilitating a broad-based group, we can assist communities and schools in developing comprehensive transition plans that support successful, positive experiences for children and families. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

Early Childhood Materials & Products Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework (CTPAF) Web-Based Software

This reasonably priced, Web-based application is available for teachers and program directors who use the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework (CTPAF). Teacher-friendly and secure, this database eliminates the need for handwritten reports and allows teachers and administrators to view individual, classroom and program results. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

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Early Head Start

EASTCONN administers the Early Head Start program in Windham County. This program serves income- eligible pregnant women and children, birth to age 3, and their families, in home-visiting and center-based programs. EASTCONN offers Early Head Start in northeastern Connecticut, while Windham Public Schools provides the program for the greater Windham area. Stafford Public Schools offers a home- based program in the Stafford area. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1518

English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Family Literacy

EASTCONN Adult Programs partners with Head Start to provide Family Literacy classes to eligible Windham families. Kristin Hempel....................860-423-2591

Head Start

EASTCONN administers Head Start, a comprehensive, federally funded program for income-eligible preschool-age children and their families in Windham and Tolland counties. Center-based programs are available in Killingly, Plainfield, Putnam, Stafford, Vernon and Windham. The home-visiting program, combined with a play group, is available for families in the Putnam, Killingly, Plainfield and Windham areas. Stafford and Windham Public Schools provide the Head Start programs in their respective regions. EASTCONN collaborates with Vernon Public Schools in all of their elementary schools. Diane Gozemba.......860-455-1518 page 7


K-12 STUDENT SERVICES EASTCONN works with local school districts to ensure that all the children in our region, from kindergarten through high school and beyond, have access to a rich variety of learning opportunities. From in-district support services to regional schools, EASTCONN is a valuable, additional resource for students, parents and educators. These programs and services descriptions are only a sampling of the many ways in which we can help you address your K-12 student programming needs. Contact any of our staff, or call Thomas Cronin, Director of Education Services, at 860-455-1512, to begin the conversation.

Academic Enrichment

Energy for the Future

Students enrolled in Energy for the Future are engaged in a sustained investigation of evolving energy sources. Energy for the Future brings interdistrict teams together to explore energy myths, nuclear power technology/controversy, solar photovoltaics, wind turbines and other emerging technologies, while they design and construct their own energy models, such as solar ovens and cars that must meet certain performance criteria. Students connect with diverse groups of peers from other districts, while improving their academic skills. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Building Skills, Planning Futures

“What skills will I need to succeed in a changing workforce and in changing work environments?� In this yearlong, multidisciplinary interdistrict program, students from participating schools in grades 9-12 explore these and other concepts as they engage in a sustained exploration of financial management. Working together in cross-district teams, students make new friends and develop their academic skills, while developing an increased appreciation for and understanding of diversity. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Creating Community Builders

Fifth-graders from participating districts integrate art, science and technology in the service of others through community projects. Interdistrict teams of students collaborate to plan, design, coordinate and present their finished products to community members. Through literature, students explore the concept of character and the ways in which it defines and creates community, while also improving their academic skills and increasing their understanding of diversity. Cyndi Wells..........................860-455-1572

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Farming the Land & Sea

Why do Connecticut farmers and fishermen grow and harvest the products they do? Second- and 3rd-graders from participating schools learn how to answer that question as they explore the intriguing facts surrounding state agriculture and aquaculture in this Interdistrict Grant program. Students in 2nd grade focus on foods that come from the land, with activities that allow them to explore the life cycles of plants, as well as balanced nutrition, while 3rd-graders focus on adaptations that allow certain plants and animals to thrive in local aquatic environments. This interdisciplinary, yearlong program focuses on improving academic outcomes and students’ understanding and appreciation of diversity. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568 www.eastconn.org


K-12 Student Services part in numerous EASTCONN Adventure activities to enhance team-building skills, and visit a local history museum. Their overall focus is on acquiring a better understanding of human rights and the importance of diversity. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Forensic Detectives: Mysteries & Solutions

Together, about 300 high school students from different school districts, both rural and urban, examine not only the science of crime scene forensics, but also the many other areas that comprise forensic science. Working together, students also explore a wide variety of careers that use forensic thinking to solve real-life problems. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Healthy Youth, Mind & Body

Sixth-graders from participating schools explore healthy choices in all aspects of their lives during this year-long Interdistrict Grant program. Students maintain journals and introduce their families to facts about exercise and nutritious eating. They also participate in a Health Symposium, led by a panel of professionals, who discuss their occupations. Students work in groups throughout the year, using a heart monitor and exercise stations, as they calculate their results. This interdisciplinary program introduces peers from other districts, helping hone their academic skills, while increasing their understanding of diversity. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Interdistrict Program Design & Management

Every two years, EASTCONN collaborates with area school districts to respond to CSDE-funded Interdistrict Grant opportunities designed to boost students’ academic skills and increase their understanding and experience of diversity. If selected for funding, programs are limited to districts that have signed on to participate in that funding cycle. Contact us for more information about currently funded programs or new grant opportunities. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Legacy Explorations

Students from participating schools in grades 5-8 meet throughout the year to explore human rights, civil rights and diversity. Participants read literature related to their own rights, contribute a piece of writing to a program anthology, attend speeches given by advocates of civil rights and civil liberties organizations, take www.eastconn.org

Our Changing Earth, Our Connected World

Students in grades 5-7 from participating schools engage in a sustained exploration of the geo-sciences as they explore the relevance and impact that geology has on their lives and on the world around them. Through this focused, interdisciplinary, Interdistrict Grant program, students improve their academic skills, while developing a better understanding of diversity and making new friends with peers from different schools. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Skills for Success

Students from participating schools in grades 9-12 benefit from team-building activities as they work to master both personal and interpersonal skills for the workplace and post-secondary educational settings. Career development workshops focus on career acquisition and retention skills, and technical writing and reading skills. This program helps students improve their understanding and appreciation of diversity, while increasing their academic success. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Waves of History

High school students from participating districts develop increased diversity awareness through activities focused on the history of immigration and the many ways in which immigration affects our society. Participants in grades 9-12 take part in reading and writing workshops, and attend a conference during which they hear from speakers who have immigrated to the United States. Students explore their own families’ immigration history, and become involved in a variety of other activities that include EASTCONN Adventure team-building exercises. Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

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K-12 Student Services Assistive Technology Assistive Technology (AT) Consortium

The Consortium is the result of continued collaboration efforts between EASTCONN and the Connecticut Tech Act Project. Consortium membership provides districts with customized and flexible support and services to meet the needs of students and staff. Consortium Members can access an expanded library of AT tools for use in professional development, student assessment and trial use within their school districts. Consortium membership includes priority scheduling and participation in Consortium trainings. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486

Assistive Technology (AT) Consultation

team, trial use of potential AT solutions and a final assessment report. Carol Magliocco...................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486

Assistive Technology (AT) Training

AT and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions are constantly changing as the world of online applications, portable electronics and wireless access continues to make devices more commonly used and affordable. EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology (AT) specialists have established partnerships with a number of AT manufacturers and distributors to ensure that the most up-to-date information can be shared. Districts can participate in an EASTCONN workshop or arrange for a customized AT training to meet the needs of district staff. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486

EASTCONN’s AT team works directly with staff and students in the classroom to support the effective use of AT, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), to support student learning. Consultative services include maximizing the use of a district’s existing AT resources and identifying new and emerging resources to complement a district’s curriculum and students’ educational programs. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486

Assistive Technology (AT) Demonstration Center & Lending Library

AT Consortium member districts can try devices from the Lending Library, enabling staff to become familiar with new devices and use new tools on a trial basis with students in their customary learning environment. Housed at EASTCONN’s Commerce Drive facility in Columbia, our expanded Lending Library contains devices in the following major categories: Communication Devices, Tools for Computer Access, Technologies for Access to Print, Writing and Organizational Tools, Low-Vision Technologies, and Adapted Toys and Environmental Control Devices. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486 Alicia Dinda.........................860-228-3240

Assistive Technology (AT) Student Assessment

EASTCONN’s AT specialists are available to assess your students’ needs and identify potential AT and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions, from low- to high-tech, to provide students with access, support both their progress with the general curriculum and their independence in achieving learning outcomes. Assessment is on-site and includes review of the EASTCONN Student Information Guide, review of relevant education records, consultation with the student’s educational

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Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Services

EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology (AT) team can provide a range of services for students with communication needs. Services include evaluation of appropriate communication solutions from low- to high-tech; assistance with documentation for funding; training regarding implementation of communication technology, including device programming; and use and integration into educational programs. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486 Ann Bedard..........................860-228-3240

Wheelchair & Adaptive Equipment Consultation

EASTCONN’s certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs) are available to consult with school district teams regarding students’ positioning and mobility needs. Services include assistance with evaluation, design and acquisition of equipment, www.eastconn.org


K-12 Student Services such as customized power and manual wheelchairs, and positioning and mobility devices. EASTCONN’s ATPs are also available for trainings and follow-up consultation. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483

Magnet Schools & Other Options for Students

Clinical Day Treatment Services

ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School

Clinical Day Treatment Programs, K-12

Offered at three different, conveniently located sites across northeastern Connecticut, EASTCONN’s well-respected Clinical Day Treatment Program is designed for K-12 students who need a highly structured, supportive, therapeutic environment in order to achieve academic and behavioral success. The main goal of this program is to help students acquire the academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills necessary to successfully return to their local public schools, or a less restrictive environment. Our dedicated, caring staff offer individualized instruction with a multi-modality approach and high-interest materials. Four core components are at the heart of this program: educational services, clinical support services, vocational services and family/community involvement. Extended school-year services are available. Heather Cymbala.................860-228-3240 Thomas Cronin....................860-455-1512

Clinical Day Treatment K-12, Extended School-Year Program

For students who require extended school-year services through their IEP, this comprehensive, individualized summer school program helps participants maintain basic academic skills and build effective social skills through small-group activities and community-based experiences. Heather Cymbala.................860-634-7429

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ACT (Arts at the Capitol Theater) is a full-day, comprehensive, performing arts magnet high school located in the Capitol Theater in downtown Willimantic. The college preparatory curriculum is arts-integrated and standards-based with differentiated instruction to address individual learning needs. Students study with certified academic teachers and professional artists in this small, arts-focused learning community. Each grade is limited to about 35 students, making this an intimate, focused, artistic learning environment for 150 students, grades 9-12. Sarah Mallory.......................860-465-5636 Thomas Cronin....................860-455-1512

Quinebaug Middle College (QMC)

Open since 2008, QMC is a public magnet high school for northeastern Connecticut students in grades 9-12. Located on the beautiful, 68-acre Quinebaug Valley Community College Campus in Danielson, Connecticut, QMC enrolls students who are bright, capable, non-traditional learners who seek more control over their educational program. Students are expected to participate in and contribute to QMC’s democratic learning community through daily advisory classes and weekly “Town Meetings.” Students also work in service to others through our service learning and Senior Capstone programs. At QMC, every student learning program is customized to help students realize their full potential. Gino LoRicco.......................860-932-4021 Denise Resonina..................860-932-4193 or 860-634-3238 Melissa Jacobs......................860-932-4101

Virtual High School

Virtual High School (VHS) offers core and elective courses for middle and high school students that prepare them for college and careers. Courses are available in all content areas, including a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620

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K-12 Student Services Programs for Students with Developmental Disabilities Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other Developmental Disabilities Program, PreK -8

This program provides a highly structured, intensive and individualized classroom experience for children in grades preKgrade 9 with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Students are supported by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist, a physical therapist and assistive technology specialists. Parental/guardian involvement is a key component of the program. Extended school-year services are available. Individual student diagnostic evaluations and school-based consultation services are also provided. Heather Cymbala.................860-634-7429

School-to-Career Cool Directions

This is a year-round, in-school, youth initiative for students, ages 14-21 (grades 9-12), who participate in team-building, portfolio development and employment activities. The program also offers a summer component with paid jobs. Participating youths must meet Department of Labor Guidelines to participate. Cyndi Wells..........................860-455-1572

Schools for Non-Traditional Learners High School Completion

Adult Education offers three alternatives for completing a high school education. Our counselors can help adults determine which program is the best option. Choose from among the GED, the Adult High School Credit Diploma and the National External Diploma Program. Participants must be 17 or older. Lorrie Herz...........................860-423-2591 Ellen Clinesmith..................860-779-3770

Regional Transition Services

Young adult students with disabilities, ages 18-21, receive a continuum of transition services through this program. Students prepare for adult responsibilities as they become more proficient in the activities of daily living and develop technology, community, vocational/career and/or college-readiness skills. Denise Resonina..................860-932-4193, 860-634-3238

Woodstock Academy Cooperative Program

This collaborative program between EASTCONN and Woodstock Academy provides services for high- school-age students (grades 9-12) with intellectual/developmental disabilities. EASTCONN special education personnel and Woodstock Academy educators work together with LEAs, individual students and their families to facilitate growth in identified educational areas and transition planning. Denise Resonina..................860-932-4193, 860-634-3238

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Quinebaug Middle College (QMC)

Open since 2008, QMC is a public magnet high school for northeastern Connecticut students in grades 9-12. Located on the beautiful, 68-acre Quinebaug Valley Community College Campus in Danielson, Connecticut, QMC enrolls students who are bright, capable, non-traditional learners who seek more control over their educational program. Students are expected to participate in and contribute to QMC’s democratic learning community through daily advisory classes and weekly “Town Meetings.” Students also work in service to others through our service learning and Senior Capstone programs. At QMC, every student learning program is customized to help students realize their full potential. Gino LoRicco.......................860-932-4021 Denise Resonina..................860-932-4193 or 860-634-3238 Melissa Jacobs......................860-932-4101 www.eastconn.org


K-12 Student Services Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Assistive Technology (AT) Consultation

EASTCONN’s AT team works directly with staff and students in the classroom to support the effective use of AT, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), to support student learning. Consultative services include maximizing the use of a district’s existing AT resources and identifying new and emerging resources to complement a district’s curriculum and students’ educational programs. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486

sultative framework and areas of support often include: Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS); academic, behavioral and social-emotional interventions; and autism programming. EASTCONN is staffed with licensed psychologists, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs), school psychologists, special education teachers and behavior interventionists. Services are delivered to districts and schools across eastern Connecticut. Ravit Stein.............................860-228-3240 x213

Summer, Vacation, After-School Programs Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA)

Created for northeastern Connecticut residents and taught by some of Connecticut’s finest arts professionals, CTAA classes help students explore the arts through dance, theater, musical theater and individual music lessons. Classes are offered in fall and spring sessions at the beautiful Art Deco-era Capitol Theater, which houses CTAA in Willimantic. CTAA also offers a summer theater program for children entering grades 4-12. Dara Bowling.......................860-465-5636 Sandra Garcia.......................860-423-2591

Community Education

Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other Developmental Disabilities Program, Pre-K

This program provides a highly structured, intensive and individualized classroom experience for children in grades preKgrade 9 with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Students are supported by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist, a physical therapist and assistive technology specialists. Parental/guardian involvement is a key component of the program. Extended school-year services are available. Individual student diagnostic evaluations and school-based consultation services are also provided. Heather Cymbala.................860-634-7429

Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services

Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services is committed to assessment-driven intervention practices, using data-based decision-making to provide an effective continuum of support for students, teachers, teams, programs and systems. Assessment services include: Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA); psychoeducational assessment; ecological assessment/needs assessment; and diagnostic assessment. Services are delivered through a conwww.eastconn.org

Non-credit, recreational, personal improvement and career advancement courses are offered at nearby community sites for learners of all ages. A selection of reasonably priced courses is offered year-round, including summer programs for youth (kindergarten through age 17). Enrichment trips with coach bus transportation are offered with multiple, convenient pick-up sites throughout the region. Sandra Garcia.......................860-423-2591

Cool Directions: Summer Component

The summer component is a continuation of the year-round, inschool youth program, Cool Directions. Youth can participate in paid, project-based learning opportunities, as well as team-building, ropes-course activities and/or work at individual sites. Youth must meet Department of Labor Guidelines to participate. Cyndi Wells..........................860-455-1572 page 13


K-12 Student Services Driver Education

Taught by state-certified driver-education professionals, these popular classes prepare teens and adults through in-class instruction and behind-the-wheel training to obtain their Connecticut state driver’s licenses. EASTCONN’s driving schools are in two convenient locations: Willimantic and Danielson. Lynn Galovich......................860-428-7455

Summer Musical Theater Program: Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA)

Students entering grades 4-12 explore musical theater in small groups through daily classes in acting, movement, music, technical theater and costuming. They also participate in creative learning extensions with our Connecticut-certified English teacher. Students participate in the fully staged production of a Broadwaystyle musical experience, which culminates in a performance for friends, family and patrons of the arts. Students can participate in community performances and attend a local production. The program includes opportunities for participation in local community events, providing outreach and program awareness to the public. Children make new friends and explore a variety of theatrical skills, while they learn to sing, dance, sew, build a set, act and much more. Dara Bowling.......................860-465-5636 Sandra Garcia.......................860-423-2591

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Other Student Services Adventure Program for Students

The EASTCONN Adventure Program can fast-track your student group into a cohesive and high-performing team. Plan a single or multi-day Adventure Program for your class, group, or team at your site or our facility in Hampton. Through our experiential activities, participants learn strategies to increase trust and develop communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. Francine Piela.......................860-455-1545 Nancy Vitale.........................860-455-1568

Food Services

EASTCONN’s experienced, creative and professional staff can provide your organization, group or school district with a wide variety of services, including small-group or large-group catering, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or After-School Snack Program. Committed to providing exceptional service and fresh food, our Food Services group is co-located at QVCC, where EASTCONN staff prepares high-quality food in a polished, commercial-kitchen setting. Food Services also operates “Food for Thought,” a successful, bustling café at QVCC. Heather Plourde...................860-932-4190

Occupational Therapy Services

Our occupational therapists address all of your student needs related to fine motor skills, visual perceptual motor skills, adaptive skills and sensory processing. As members of your school’s education team, our highly regarded professionals provide you with direct special education services, as well as consultation services. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483

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K-12 Student Services going involvement; student-specific evaluations are also available. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483

Speech & Language Services

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) are available for full or partial caseloads and/or for individual students (including diagnostic evaluations, consultation and treatment). Speech-language pathologists are integral to school-wide Scientific Research-Based Intervention (SRBI) initiatives, providing universal screening, progress monitoring and intervention services across the tiers. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483

Transportation Services

Physical Therapy Services

Physical therapists support the gross motor, sensorimotor and mobility needs of individual students and systems. Specific student services include screening, evaluation, development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans, adaptive equipment services and wheelchair evaluations. Consultation and training services focus on motor development, positioning and handling, as well as body mechanics. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483

Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services

Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services is committed to assessment-driven intervention practices, using data-based decision-making to provide an effective continuum of support for students, teachers, teams, programs and systems. Assessment services include: Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA); psychoeducational assessment; ecological assessment/needs assessment; and diagnostic assessment. Services are delivered through a consultative framework and areas of support often include: Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS); academic, behavioral and social- emotional interventions; and autism programming. EASTCONN is staffed with licensed psychologists, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs), school psychologists, special education teachers and behavior interventionists. Services are delivered to districts and schools across eastern Connecticut. Ravit Stein.............................860-228-3240 x213

Related Services

Our staff members are available for assessment and treatment of student needs, as well as for staff development and training to support students and school systems, including Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) initiatives. Service delivery is designed with student and curricular needs combined, ranging from direct student therapy to collaboration and consultation. Full-time or part-time staffing assignments are accepted for onwww.eastconn.org

With a fleet of 100-plus vehicles that include GPS tracking and cell phones, EASTCONN offers day-to-day mini-van transportation and “yellow bus” services for both regular and special education students traveling to destinations ranging from local areas to neighboring states. Drivers and aides are trained carriers of both medically fragile riders, as well as those with behavioral challenges. Other services include human service agency client transportation, consultation regarding current transportation vendor contract efficiency and transportation to special events. Visit www.eastconn.org/transportation to learn more. Julio Nieves...........................860-228-6751

Truancy & Residency Services

EASTCONN’s Truancy and Residency Services are designed to help districts lower their overall truancy numbers and raise student attendance rates. This service is also designed to provide support to districts throughout the legal processes that accompany truancy. Residency Services are designed to assist districts in determining whether or not a student legally resides within their school district, allowing for more accurate enrollment and per-pupil cost projections; Residency Services are often used in conjunction with our Truancy Services. Don Skewes..........................860-455-1511 or 860-576-1763

Wheelchair & Adaptive Equipment Consultation

EASTCONN’s certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs) are available to consult with school district teams regarding students’ positioning and mobility needs. Services include assistance with evaluation, design and acquisition of equipment, such as customized power and manual wheelchairs, and positioning and mobility devices. EASTCONN’s ATPs are also available for trainings and follow-up consultation. Carol Magliocco...................860-228-3483

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ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES EASTCONN is committed to facilitating collaborative, regional approaches to school operations. From cooperative purchasing to back-office support and regional staff recruitment, we work to find more cost-effective ways of using your resources. The descriptions of services that follow are only a sampling of the many ways in which we can help you address your organizational support needs. Contact any of our staff, or call Paula M. Colen, Executive Director, at 860455-1565, to begin the conversation.

Administrative Support for Schools Back-Office Support

Smaller organizations with limited resources often struggle to provide back-office financial services in a cost-effective manner. EASTCONN’s Finance Office can provide the affordable support and expertise needed, saving you both time and money. EASTCONN Finance Office staff can: assess your finance department needs and develop a plan of support; supervise current staff; provide business management support to administrators; assist with ED001 preparation; manage end-of-year fiscal close-outs; and more. Bethany Desjardin.......860-455-1534

the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or After-School Snack Program. Committed to providing exceptional service and fresh food, our Food Services group is co-located at QVCC, where EASTCONN staff prepares high-quality food in a polished, commercial-kitchen setting. Food Services also operates “Food for Thought,” a successful, bustling café at QVCC. Heather Plourde...................................860-932-4190

Cooperative Purchasing

EASTCONN’s regional Cooperative offers its members the opportunity to purchase products from established providers. Contracts include quality products and services with competitive pricing and rebate incentives. Current contracts exist for custodial supplies, food service items, cafeteria equipment, office supplies, photocopiers and printer units, and fuel oil. Open to school districts, municipalities and non-profit organizations, the Cooperative saves its members time and money. Sandra Garcia.......860-455-1584 Richard Tariff.......860-455-1562

Eastern Connecticut Health Insurance Program (ECHIP)

This health insurance collaborative enables its municipal and public school members to more effectively manage and reduce costs for their employees’ health insurance. Subject to approval by the collaborative’s executive board, public school districts and municipalities may apply for membership. Visit the ECHIP Web site at www.echipct.org to learn more. Larisa Carr............................................860-455-1546

Food Services

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Grants Development & Management

Whether your grant is local, statewide, federal or applies to a private foundation, EASTCONN can help you write and produce grants, facilitate the process with your staff and/or manage the fiscal and administrative sides of your program. Additionally, we provide grant development workshops. We have more than 30 years of experience and demonstrated expertise in obtaining and managing significant grant dollars. Maureen Crowley................................860-455-1513

PowerSchool Systems

EASTCONN’s expert student information system and programming staff support PowerSchool districts with implementation planning and execution, including the transition to standardsbased instruction and reporting; training for administrators, teachers, counseling, office and technical support staff; state and federal reporting compliance; scheduling (including PowerScheduler); customization and report development; and crosssystem integration with related applications such as learning management, assessment, food service, transportation, library and communications systems. Linda Brock..........................................860-455-1521 www.eastconn.org


Organizational Support Services Regional Management of Mandated Adult Education

Programs

We manage all aspects of your mandated adult education programs, including grant submission, fiscal management, participant recruitment, assessment services, instructional services, post-program assessment and reporting. Regional cost-sharing has expanded the number of adult education offerings that are available. Richard Tariff.......................................860-455-1562

Surveys for Educator Evaluation & School Climate

EASTCONN provides valid and reliable customized surveys that meet the Connecticut system for Educator Evaluation requirement to survey parents, staff, and sometimes students, and also meet the legislative requirement to collect School Climate data. Linda Brock..........................................860-455-1521

Technology Strategic Planning

nication and collaboration skills, and identify new strategies for building effective teams. EASTCONN offers both indoor and outdoor Adventure options, all specifically designed to create a safe environment for learning. Francine Piela.......................................860-455-1545 Nancy Vitale.........................................860-455-1568

Back-Office Support

Smaller organizations with limited resources often struggle to provide back-office financial services in a cost-effective manner. EASTCONN’s Finance Office can provide the affordable support and expertise needed, saving you both time and money. EASTCONN Finance Office staff can: assess your finance department needs and develop a plan of support; supervise current staff; provide business management support to administrators; assist with ED001 preparation; manage end-of-year fiscal close-outs; and more. Bethany Desjardin...............................860-455-1534

Strategic planning for educational technology can ensure that your district’s instruction and curriculum meet the demands of the 21st century. Our technology planning experts can help your district evaluate, create and implement a systemic and long-term technology plan to meet your goals. Facilitation and support are available for all types of planning, from small projects to districtwide initiatives. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation support are also available. We can also assist with reviewing your current technology infrastructure and provide Information Technology (IT) staff to supplement your existing staff. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620

Truancy & Residency Services

EASTCONN’s Truancy and Residency Services are designed to help districts lower their overall truancy numbers and raise student attendance rates. This service is also designed to provide support to districts throughout the legal processes that accompany truancy. Residency Services are designed to assist districts in determining whether or not a student legally resides within their school district, allowing for more accurate enrollment and per-pupil cost projections; Residency Services are often used in conjunction with our Truancy Services. Don Skewes..........................................860-455-1511, 860-576-1763

Business & Employer Services Adventure Program for Adults

EASTCONN Adventure designs customized, experientially based programs for team-building, leadership training and professional development. The activities, adapted for participants of all ages and fitness levels, are designed to explore both positive commuwww.eastconn.org

Capitol Theater Rentals

EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater may be rented by organizations, businesses and groups for meetings, events or performances. Located in the heart of busy, downtown Willimantic, the historic Capitol Theater is a beautiful former movie and vaudeville theater that today houses both EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) arts magnet high school, and the Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA), a regional community arts enrichment program for northeastern Connecticut residents. The theater itself features Art Deco interiors, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, classrooms, theaters, studios, technology and teaching equipment. Sarah Mallory.......................................860-465-5636

Conference & Meeting Support

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Organizational Support Services tion, sourcing facilitators and presenters, materials production and mailing, registrant fee and event fiscal management, sourcing and supplying support materials, catering and vendor exhibit management. Carol Klemyk.......................................860-455-1565 Paula Hanlon........................................860-455-1533

Desktop Publishing Services

We can design and deliver finished projects or provide on-site coaching to your administrative support staff. From newsletters to posters to presentations, we can improve your capacity to communicate with all your audiences through effective graphic design. Our staff have won state and national recognition for Web and publication design. Cindy Laurendeau...............................860-455-1530

Media & Crisis Communications Support

Cooperative Purchasing

EASTCONN’s regional Cooperative offers its members the opportunity to purchase products from established providers. Contracts include quality products and services with competitive pricing and rebate incentives. Current contracts exist for custodial supplies, food service items, cafeteria equipment, office supplies, photocopiers and printer units, and fuel oil. Open to school districts, municipalities and non-profit organizations, the Cooperative saves its members time and money. Sandra Garcia.......................................860-455-1584 Richard Tariff.......................................860-455-1562

Workplace Education & Training

Local businesses and non-profit agencies can customize a costeffective package of literacy and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) training components that meet their workforce development needs. Training can be provided in the workplace or at a convenient EASTCONN adult education site. Richard Tariff.......................................860-455-1562 Suzanne Cimochowski........................60-455-1596

Communications Services Communications Training & Support

Our in-house staff can help you increase positive media coverage or enhance your written, graphic, or digital communications through newsletters, press releases, Web sites, online surveys and multi-media presentations. We can provide direct service, training, or on-site support and coaching. Teddie Sleight.......................................860-455-1553 page 18

Our experienced staff can help you manage and increase your positive press, whether as part of your day-to-day operations, or as a result of a crisis situation. In general, they can help you choose newsworthy topics, write successful press releases and/or distribute your press releases to appropriate media outlets. They can also assist your organization with media relations during an unexpected event. We maintain a current list of education reporters and local and state media outlets. Staff can edit and distribute releases for you, or teach you how to do it yourself. Teddie Sleight.......................................860-455-1553

Spanish Translation Services

Improve your communications with Spanish-speakers of all ages by using our Spanish translator. Experienced and accurate, our translator will ensure that you are able to communicate clearly with your Latino audience/s whenever you need to share either day-to-day or critical information. Teddie Sleight.......................................860-455-1553

Facilities Services Asbestos-Designated-Person Staffing Services

We offer several options to meet your needs for a hazardousmaterials-designated staff person to ensure that you remain in compliance with all school-related and AHERA regulations. We can provide you with a trained person on a temporary or permanent basis, or you can contract with us to perform your six- month inspections. Michael Akana.....................................860-455-1543

Asbestos Inspection & Management

Our licensed Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner will help you stay in compliance with state and federal regulations related to asbestos-containing materials in schools, including inspections, three-year re-inspections, training and management-plan development. Michael Akana.....................................860-455-1543

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Organizational Support Services Facilities Audit Services

EASTCONN supports school districts that do not have the onstaff expertise necessary to make determinations about long-range facilities needs, including maintenance and overall improvement planning. Call us to explore your options. Michael Akana.....................................860-455-1543

Human Resources Management CT REAP: Web-Based Employment System

Reach across the marketplace with Connecticut’s statewide, Web-based employment system for recruiting teachers and other certified administrators. Steven Wapen.......................................860-455-1554

Eastern Connecticut Health Insurance Program (ECHIP)

Facilities Forum

This regional council focuses on sharing solutions to common issues for both facilities directors and those whose work involves the maintenance and management of school buildings. Forum members have an opportunity to discuss regulatory and fiscal challenges, while connecting with peers and sharing useful strategies and resources. Michael Akana.....................................860-455-1543

Hazardous Materials Support & Training for Schools

Use us to survey your facilities, develop a chemical hygiene plan and train your staff in both asbestos awareness and hazardous materials communications to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates. All new maintenance and custodial staff are required to be trained with a two-hour asbestos awareness training class within 60 days from date of hire. Michael Akana.....................................860-455-1543

Radon Measurement Service Provider

Use the expertise of our nationally certified Radon Measurement Technician to test your school or day care facility for radon. We will determine whether your building(s) meets mandated State of Connecticut Department of Public Health codes. Michael Akana.....................................860-455-1543

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This health insurance collaborative enables its municipal and public school members to more effectively manage and reduce costs for their employees’ health insurance. Subject to approval by the collaborative’s executive board, public school districts and municipalities may apply for membership. Visit the ECHIP Web site at www.echipct.org to learn more. Larisa Carr............................................860-455-1546

Fingerprinting Services

EASTCONN offers fingerprinting services to Local Education Agencies and their job applicants in compliance with Connecticut state law. Conveniently located fingerprinting services, provided by EASTCONN experts, help ensure a smooth hiring process for potential employees. Fingerprinting Services......................860-455-1550

Personnel Recruitment Assistance

We offer a range of strategies to help you recruit and hire education personnel, including cooperative advertising and access to our Web-based employment system. Steven Wapen.......................................860-455-1554

Personnel & Staffing Solutions Asbestos-Designated-Person Staffing Services

We offer several options to meet your needs for a hazardousmaterials-designated staff person to ensure that you remain in compliance with all school-related and AHERA regulations. We can provide you with a trained person on a temporary or permanent basis, or you can contract with us to perform your six- month inspections. Michael Akana.....................................860-455-1543 page 19


Organizational Support Services Shared Staffing

Use EASTCONN to recruit, interview and hire qualified full-time or part-time staff to fill district positions that include paraprofessionals with specialized training, as well as hard-to-fill certified and administrative support positions. Steven Wapen.......................................860-455-1554

Program Design & Development Collaborative Initiatives Across Districts

EASTCONN facilitates collaboration among school districts around a variety of topics like common curriculum development, staff development, grant-writing and the design of programs and services for students. Regional collaborations maximize local dollars and expand program options. Maureen Crowley................................860-455-1513

Grant Development Council

This facilitated council promotes a collaborative culture and helps increase the potential for attracting increased resources to local and collective school districts. Led by a professional, proven grant-writer, members build grant-writing skills, share information, both online and at group meetings, and work together to identify and more effectively leverage funding sources for new programs and services. Maureen Crowley................................860-455-1513

Program Evaluation

We can help facilitate and/or develop a responsive evaluation model for new or existing programs. We can also help you respond to local, regional, federal or private foundations and grantor questions about how your program design results in benefits to students, aligns with specified goals and achieves identified outcomes. Maureen Crowley................................860-455-1513

Program Planning, Design & Development

We can assist program, service and school representatives in designing and developing innovative educational and professional development programs, including designing and conducting needs assessments, reforming existing service models, identifying funding sources, preparing grant proposals, developing action/ implementation plans and facilitating the development process. Maureen Crowley................................860-455-1513

Technology Services Classroom Technology Implementation & Assessment

Interdistrict Program Design & Management

Every two years, EASTCONN collaborates with area school districts to respond to CSDE-funded Interdistrict Grant opportunities designed to boost students’ academic skills and increase their understanding and experience of diversity. If selected for funding, programs are limited to districts that have signed on to participate in that funding cycle. Contact us for more information about currently funded programs or new grant opportunities. Nancy Vitale.........................................860-455-1568 page 20

Are you having difficulty implementing new technologies in your classrooms? Have you invested in technology that goes underutilized or doesn’t meet your expectations? EASTCONN can assist you in achieving the best possible results, from installation to implementation, including lesson integration and training. Let our expertise help you bridge the gap. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620 NEW Education Data Systems Management The education process involves a complex ecosystem of software applications, many using the same core data. Are your systems and procedures streamlined to minimize staff labor and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of your information and reporting? www.eastconn.org


Organizational Support Services Our on-staff experts can evaluate your current systems and operations, recommend integrated solutions, and provide training and support to key district personnel who are responsible for district and/or statewide data systems. Available tools include student information, learning management, assessment, communication, transportation and other education-focused systems, as well as locally developed solutions. Nancy Jagaczewski..............................860-455-1527 Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620

Executive Briefings and Technology Updates

Do you or your leadership team need to come up to speed on technology topics before making critical decisions? Do you need to discreetly improve your understanding of administrative or educational technology? Technology Solutions can provide small group and individual briefings and updates on request, giving you the edge you need to succeed with technology. Content can address any topic, historical or current, at the location of your choice. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620

ing equipment and servers stay running and optimized to your needs, while improving your network’s availability and overall performance. We can provide support for Windows and Mac networks, servers, switches, routers, WAN connections and wireless networks. We are available for long-term assignments as well as ad-hoc projects including server and networking equipment upgrades, server migrations and wireless network upgrades. Thomas Schenking..............................860-455-1548

Technology Council

Our Technology Council provides technology educators with a forum where they can network with peers in a collegial environment, while learning about the latest trends and best practices in technology. Experts in the field and outside consultants regularly attend meetings and provide valuable insights into the latest developments. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620 Nancy Jagaczewski..............................860-455-1527

Transportation Services

Information Technology (IT) Support Services

Our technology support team can help you with all your computer and mobile devices, from deployment and set-up to preventive maintenance and repair. We can provide you with trained IT staff on a temporary, full- or part-time basis. Or, you can contract with us for short-term projects. Services include: troubleshooting peripherals, desktops and laptops, networks, set-up for technology labs, preventive maintenance, desktop and server support, technology equipment repair, IT diagnostic services and audio/ visual equipment support, and end-user support. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620 Thomas Schenking..............................860-455-1548

Network Management

Transportation Services

With a fleet of 100-plus vehicles that include GPS tracking and cell phones, EASTCONN offers day-to-day mini-van transportation and “yellow bus� services for both regular and special education students traveling to destinations ranging from local areas to neighboring states. Drivers and aides are trained carriers of both medically fragile riders, as well as those with behavioral challenges. Other services include human service agency client transportation, consultation regarding current transportation vendor contract efficiency and transportation to special events. Julio Nieves...........................................860-228-6751

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TEACHING & LEARNING SERVICES EASTCONN works in partnership with educators from across northeastern Connecticut to continuously improve instruction with the goal of increased learning outcomes for all children. From curriculum design and professional learning to data-driven school improvement, our specialists offer a broad range of expertise. The descriptions that follow are only a sampling of the ways in which we can help you address your teaching and learning needs. Contact any staff listed below, or call Scott Nierendorf, Director of Teaching and Learning, at 860-455-1569, to begin the conversation.

Center for Educational Leadership Administrator’s Roundtable

The Administrator’s Roundtable is a consortium that brings superintendents and other administrators together to exchange the best in educational practices. Group activities provide participants with an opportunity to receive and discuss information related to significant issues in the state and region. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569 Faith Grist.............................................860-455-1569

Center for Educational Leadership

The EASTCONN Center for Educational Leadership offers educators multiple PLCs, cohorts, coaching and customized learning opportunities that examine the nature of leadership in today’s world. Through research-based professional learning experiences, the Center supports district leaders as they consider and analyze a range of leadership options, actions and instructional methods. Administrators and other district leaders benefit from interactive, experiential activities that are dedicated to evidencebased practices and personal reflection. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

Aspirant Leaders Community of Practice

Aspirant leaders must be ready and able to assume the role of instructional champion—working on many fronts to improve and sustain student achievement. At the same time, they need to manage the academic development of a changing school population and accelerate the development of teachers. These initiatives require school leaders to focus on the management of resources as well as the ongoing renewal of school culture. By joining this collegial community of practice, educators will develop an understanding of the school improvement cycle; identify school and classroom practices that support student achievement; and develop an awareness of processes and procedures that effective schools use to build professional relationships. Alicia Willett........................................860-455-1590 Faith Grist.............................................860-455-1569

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Community of Practice for Leaders

In addition to having a variety of communities of practice to choose from, we provide other professional learning opportunities that are grounded in the Connecticut Standards for School Leaders and Standards for Teachers. Through a variety of administrator groups, teacher-leader cohorts, online learning and coaching, we can provide customized support to district administrators as they develop leadership capacity within their own district learning communities. Online collaboration and on-site coaching contribute to this work, minimizing time out of your building. Alicia Willett........................................860-455-1590 Emily Muro-Trexler.............................860-455-1552

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Teaching & Learning Services Connecticut Core Standards Leadership Cohort This year-long community of practice for administrators focuses on the instructional shifts in Connecticut Core Standards for both English language arts (ELA) and math. We guide schoollevel instructional leaders as they implement and sustain the expectations of the CCS. Key topics include methods for observing Connecticut Core Standards-aligned practice, as well as determining student learning outcomes. Connections will be made to the Connecticut Digital Library and other resources throughout that align with the CSDE Systems of Professional Learning. Sessions are differentiated and equal time will be allotted for discussions of the ELA and math shifts. Emily Muro-Trexler.............................860-455-1552

PreK-8 Principals’ Community of Practice

We offer a consortium for PreK-8 principals in the EASTCONN region to meet the unique needs and challenges of PreK-8 school leaders. Specific areas for collaboration and sharing of resources are addressed throughout the year. The Connecticut Standards for School Leaders provides a focal point for collegial conversations around performance expectations within small-district leadership. Face-to-face and online collaboration opportunities support this collegial exchange. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569 Alicia Willett........................................860-455-1590

help your district determine technical readiness for this online assessment. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

Connecticut Core Standards

The Connecticut Core Standards define the rigorous skills and knowledge in English language arts and mathematics that need to be effectively taught to and learned by students, so they can succeed academically in both credit-bearing, college-entry courses and in workforce training programs. EASTCONN supports the implementation and development of the Connecticut Core Standards through consortiums, unit development teams, full-day and in-district professional learning opportunities and Connecticut Core Standards-aligned products. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

Teacher Leader Community of Practice

This community of practice is focused on leadership development among exemplary teachers who already display the potential to become teacher leaders. The small-group setting enables participants to share the vision of their schools, align their professional goals with those of the district and share responsibility for the success of their school as a whole. School administrators can recognize, reward and develop their district’s finest teachers by having them participate in this select learning community. This series includes five meetings throughout the year, and five hours of onsite coaching per participant, from September through May. Emily Muro-Trexler.............................860-455-1552

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Assessment Strategies/Smarter Balanced Assessment

Consortium (SBAC)

Our education specialists offer formative and summative assessment strategies aligned to Connecticut Core Standards and other state/national standards. The range of offerings, from full workshops to on- site customized analysis, gives administrators and teacher-leaders an opportunity to participate in collegial conversations around the challenges of implementing computer adaptive assessments for students, required by SBAC. We can also www.eastconn.org

Curriculum Development & Design

Our expert staff can help you research, design and/or develop curricula in any academic area using a variety of strategies, including project-based instruction, differentiated instruction and school-to-career organizers. Our staff, who have extensive experience with Connecticut Core Standards, can assist you in the development of a quality, comprehensive curriculum aligned to Connecticut Core Standards and other Connecticut standards. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

English Language Learners (ELL) Title III Consortium

EASTCONN’s ELL Title III Consortium provides a forum for area ELL educators to come together around emerging trends and practices in ELL. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment, effective instruction and the latest developments from the state and federal levels pertaining to the Title III Grant. Faith Grist.............................................860-455-1569

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Teaching & Learning Services Assistive Technology (AT) Training

AT and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions are constantly changing as the world of online applications, portable electronics and wireless access continues to make devices more commonly used and affordable. EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology (AT) specialists have established partnerships with a number of AT manufacturers and distributors to ensure that the most up-to-date information can be shared. Districts can participate in an EASTCONN workshop or arrange for a customized AT training to meet the needs of district staff. Carol Magliocco..................................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................................860-228-3486

Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)

Science/STEM Professional Learning

EASTCONN’s science specialists can provide you with a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) trainings and support, including curriculum alignment, instructional strategies, assessment and analysis of Connecticut Mastery Test results. Our science specialists will customize their services to meet your district’s needs. Nancy Magnani....................................860-455-1536 Stacey Watson......................................860-455-1508

Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) & School Climate: Preventing & Addressing Barriers to Learning

Districts receive training and technical assistance in improving school climates that support student achievement through a focus on relevance and relationships, two essential aspects of teaching that engage students in learning. As part of your School Climate Plan, EASTCONN can help you identify and implement strategies and interventions to address your students’ social, emotional and behavioral challenges in ways that allow you to improve student learning and that align with a Scientific Research-Based Interventions/Response to Interventions (SRBI/RtI) approach. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

Professional Learning Adventure Program for Adults EASTCONN Adventure designs customized, experientially based programs for team-building, leadership training and professional development. The activities, adapted for participants of all ages and fitness levels, are designed to explore both positive communication and collaboration skills, and identify new strategies for building effective teams. EASTCONN offers both indoor and outdoor Adventure options, all specifically designed to create a safe environment for learning. Francine Piela.......................................860-455-1545 Nancy Vitale.........................................860-455-1568 page 24

EASTCONN manages the administrator testing program for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Individuals applying for their Connecticut Administration Certification must take and pass the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT), which is administered at convenient sites around the state at different times during the year. Nancy Jagaczewski..............................860-455-1527 Debbie Siegel........................................860-455-1551

Educator Evaluation Plans — Consultation & Support

As districts implement their administrator and teacher evaluation plans, EASTCONN is prepared to provide training and on-site support. We can provide orientation sessions, work with teams or individuals to develop quality Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and Indicators of Academic Growth and Development (IAGDs), analyze stakeholder feedback data to develop school goals, and provide assistance for educators at all levels in understanding the Common Core of Teaching (CCT) rubric. We are also actively supporting administrators in understanding the Common Core of Leading Performance Expectations for evaluation of administrator performance and practice. EASTCONN staff are trained in using My Learning Plan and BloomBoard, and can provide assistance in the use of these data management platforms. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

English Language Learner (ELL) Educator

Professional Support

Training and technical assistance are available to school districts with low-incidence English language learners, including ELL Consortium members receiving Title III funding. Services include policy development, program design and development, NCLB and CSDE testing requirements, identification, testing support and professional learning. Faith Grist.............................................860-455-1569

Executive Briefings & Technology Updates

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Teaching & Learning Services to discreetly improve your understanding of administrative or educational technology? Technology Solutions can provide small group and individual briefings and updates on request, giving you the edge you need to succeed with technology. Content can address any topic, historical or current, at the location of your choice. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620

Hazardous Materials Support & Training for Schools

Use us to survey your facilities, develop a chemical hygiene plan and train your staff in both asbestos awareness and hazardous materials communications to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates. All new maintenance and custodial staff are required to be trained with a two-hour asbestos awareness training class within 60 days from date of hire. Michael Akana.....................................860-455-1543

Literacy Professional Learning

Professional development and technical assistance are available to schools that seek to align their literacy curriculum with the Connecticut Core Standards, strengthen their literacy program to best meet the needs of all learners, implement best practices, administer and analyze literacy assessments and use data to inform instruction. Erin Powers-Bigler...............................860-455-1559

PowerSchool Systems

EASTCONN’s expert student information system and programming staff support PowerSchool districts with implementation planning and execution, including the transition to standardsbased instruction and reporting; training for administrators, teachers, counseling, office and technical support staff; state and federal reporting compliance; scheduling (including PowerScheduler); customization and report development; and crosssystem integration with related applications such as learning management, assessment, food service, transportation, library and communications systems. Linda Brock..........................................860-455-1521

Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services

Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services is committed to assessment-driven intervention practices, using data-based decision-making to provide an effective continuum of support for students, teachers, teams, programs and systems. Assessment services include: Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA); psychoeducational assessment; ecological assessment/needs assessment; and diagnostic assessment. Services are delivered through a consultative framework and areas of support often include: Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS); academic, behavioral and social-emotional interventions; and autism programming. EASTCONN is staffed with licensed psychologists, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs), school psychologists, special education teachers and behavior interventionists. Services are delivered to districts and schools across eastern Connecticut. Ravit Stein.............................................860-228-3240 x213

Social Studies Community of Practice

Mathematics Professional Learning

We are committed to supporting math educators and leaders, and facilitating their smooth transition to Connecticut Core Standards (CCS) for mathematics. We provide high-quality training, job-embedded coaching and consultation to deepen educators’ understanding and implementation of effective instructional practices. We also help build content knowledge based in the CCS for mathematics, and develop assessments to drive instruction. In addition, we help schools develop quality math curricula aligned to the CCS. Emily Muro-Trexler.............................860-455-1552 www.eastconn.org

EASTCONN is committed to supporting social studies teachers and leaders in the implementation of the new Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks within district social studies programs. We provide high-quality professional development, coaching and consultation to educators to deepen their understanding of major instructional and content shifts and help ensure the alignment of social studies curriculum with the new frameworks. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

Social Studies Council

Our Social Studies Council provides area science teachers with a forum for networking with colleagues and learning about emerging trends and practices in social studies. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Outside education and social studies experts attend regularly to share new developments and important information. Alicia Willett........................................860-455-1590

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Teaching & Learning Services community arts organizations to enhance programming. Diane Gozemba...................................860-455-1518

Grant Development Council

This facilitated council promotes a collaborative culture and helps increase the potential for attracting increased resources to local and collective school districts. Led by a professional, proven grant-writer, members build grant-writing skills, share information, both online and at group meetings, and work together to identify and more effectively leverage funding sources for new programs and services. Maureen Crowley................................860-455-1513

Language Arts Council

Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) Program

EASTCONN provides regional and in-district professional learning support to districts implementing Connecticut’s Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program. TEAM is a statewide program that supports beginning teachers and mentors. In addition to providing training and technical assistance for mentors, beginning teachers, administrators and TEAM Coordinating Committees members, our staff can assist your district in the development of a comprehensive induction system and provide coaching and resources tailored to meet your unique needs. Nancy Celentano.................................860-455-1507 Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

Technology Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Choose a topic/we provide a lunch. Our Conference Center in Hampton is the perfect place to host your Lunch ‘n’ Learn. Expert technology resources can present a short, focused learning environment for your staff on a variety of topics related to your current technology needs. Topics include, but are not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite; Protecting Your Hardware; Security; Becoming Internet Savvy; and Quick Tips/Shortcuts. Join us in Hampton, or our technology experts will bring a session to the location of your choice. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620 Nancy Jagaczewski. ............................ 860-455-1527

Our Language Arts Council provides a forum for area language arts teachers to come together around emerging trends and practices in language arts. Participants and guest speakers share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide mini-workshops on curriculum, assessment and instruction topics of interest. CSDE consultants also attend and share information on the latest developments in education. Erin Powers-Bigler...............................860-455-1559

Math Council

Our Math Council provides a forum for area math teachers, who meet regularly to discuss emerging trends and practices in mathematics. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Often featured are CSDE guest speakers, who share information on current education trends and developments. Emily Muro-Trexler.............................860-455-1552

Regional Staff Development Council

Regional EASTCONN Councils Arts Council

EASTCONN’s Arts Council provides a forum for area arts teachers to come together and work collaboratively to promote creativity and link learning through the arts as a mechanism to engage all students. Teachers from disciplines that include art, music and drama are invited to participate. The group focuses on ways to integrate arts disciplines into school curricula and connect with page 26

The Regional Staff Development Council at EASTCONN brings district and school leaders together in a collegial forum to dialogue around current educational issues in Connecticut. Topics include curriculum, assessment, the state’s new educator evaluation model, professional development, legislation and other relevant educational topics. Speakers from the CSDE regularly attend sessions to discuss new developments in education, both statewide and nationally. Faith Grist.............................................860-455-1569 Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

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Teaching & Learning Services Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP)

The Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) is an established resource system of regional teams providing critical leadership and support for the achievement of quality standards and excellence in early childhood programs. AFP services include overviews of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria; technical assistance with the process of accreditation; and individualized support for programs engaged in the self- study. Sheri Lambert......................................860-455-1585

Science Council

Our Science Council provides area science teachers with a forum for networking with colleagues and learning about emerging trends and practices in science. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Outside education and science experts attend regularly to share important information. Nancy Magnani....................................860-455-1536 Stacey Watson......................................860-455-1508

District & School Improvement Planning

Access our menu of planning services to develop a data-driven improvement plan. We can provide facilitation for your team in the analysis of multiple sources of district and school data and assist in identifying key areas for improvement. Your plan will include measurable goals, effective strategies and indicators of success. We will assist you in developing a monitoring plan to evaluate your progress. Some districts are using this process to create a 3-year professional learning plan to guide PD activities. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

Social Studies Council

Our Social Studies Council provides area science teachers with a forum for networking with colleagues and learning about emerging trends and practices in social studies. Practitioners share best practices and EASTCONN staff provide current information on curriculum, assessment and effective instruction. Outside education and social studies experts attend regularly to share new developments and important information. Alicia Willett........................................860-455-1590

Technology Council

Our Technology Council provides technology educators with a forum where they can network with peers in a collegial environment, while learning about the latest trends and best practices in technology. Experts in the field and outside consultants regularly attend meetings and provide valuable insights into the latest developments. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620 Nancy Jagaczewski..............................860-455-1527

School Improvement Strategies Collaborative Initiatives Across Districts

EASTCONN facilitates collaboration among school districts around a variety of topics like common curriculum development, staff development, grant-writing and the design of programs and services for students. Regional collaborations maximize local dollars and expand program options. Maureen Crowley................................860-455-1513 www.eastconn.org

Early Childhood Program Monitoring & Evaluation

Our early childhood specialists can help to create or improve early childhood programs, birth through grade 3. Consultation can include program and curriculum design, as well as facility and learning environment design and evaluation. Diane Gozemba...................................860-455-1518

Educator Evaluation Plans — Consultation and Support

As districts implement their administrator and teacher evaluation plans, EASTCONN is prepared to provide training and on-site support. We can provide orientation sessions, work with teams or individuals to develop quality Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and Indicators of Academic Growth and Development (IAGDs), analyze stakeholder feedback data to develop school goals, and provide assistance for educators at all levels in understanding the Common Core of Teaching (CCT) rubric. We are also actively supporting administrators in understanding the Common Core of Leading Performance Expectations for evaluation of administrator performance and practice. EASTCONN staff are trained in using My Learning Plan and BloomBoard, and

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Teaching & Learning Services can provide assistance in the use of these data management platforms. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569

School Climate Support

In order to address the Connecticut mandate that requires districts to create a safe school climate plan, we have developed a range of services to support districts and administrators. Consultation on plan development and guidance with establishing Naviance® platforms is available and can be customized to your needs. Cyndi Wells..........................................860-455-1572

Strategic Planning for School Communities

Interdistrict Program Design & Management

Every two years, EASTCONN collaborates with area school districts to respond to CSDE-funded Interdistrict Grant opportunities designed to boost students’ academic skills and increase their understanding and experience of diversity. If selected for funding, programs are limited to districts that have signed on to participate in that funding cycle. Contact us for more information about currently funded programs or new grant opportunities. Nancy Vitale.........................................860-455-1568

NAEYC Accreditation Consultation

Our expert Early Childhood staff will provide information, consultation and training to preschool and kindergarten programs that want to pursue accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Elizabeth Aschenbrenner....................860-455-1501

Network Management

Supplement your in-house staff with our networking experts. Our on-site or remote support services can ensure your networking equipment and servers stay running and optimized to your needs, while improving your network’s availability and overall performance. We can provide support for Windows and Mac networks, servers, switches, routers, WAN connections and wireless networks. We are available for long-term assignments as well as ad-hoc projects including server and networking equipment upgrades, server migrations and wireless network upgrades. Thomas Schenking..............................860-455-1548

PowerSchool Systems

EASTCONN’s expert student information system and programming staff support PowerSchool districts with implementation planning and execution, including the transition to standardsbased instruction and reporting; training for administrators, teachers, counseling, office and technical support staff; state and federal reporting compliance; scheduling (including PowerScheduler); customization and report development; and crosssystem integration with related applications such as learning management, assessment, food service, transportation, library and communications systems. Linda Brock..........................................860-455-1521 page 28

Long-range planning involving the entire school community is essential if school districts are to focus on improvement. This process engages a diverse group of school and community members as they identify priorities and develop action plans to accomplish specific goals and outcomes. There are multiple components, including a scan of all available data, conversations with key stakeholders (teachers, parents, administrators, boards of education members), and concentrated discussions with leaders to identify actionable items. Such a process, led by EASTCONN’s trained facilitators, can help you identify shared beliefs, while building a coherent plan to address goals, such as allocating resources and ensuring clear communication with community members. Scott Nierendorf..................................860-455-1569 Faith Grist.............................................860-455-1569

Surveys for Educator Evaluation & School Climate

EASTCONN provides valid and reliable customized surveys that meet the Connecticut system for Educator Evaluation requirement to survey parents, staff, and sometimes students, and also meet the legislative requirement to collect School Climate data. Linda Brock..........................................860-455-1521

Technology Strategic Planning

Strategic planning for educational technology can ensure that your district’s instruction and curriculum meet the demands of the 21st century. Our technology planning experts can help your district evaluate, create and implement a systemic and long-term technology plan to meet your goals. Facilitation and support are available for all types of planning, from small projects to districtwide initiatives. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation support are also available. We can also assist with reviewing your current technology infrastructure and provide Information Technology (IT) staff to supplement your existing staff. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620

Virtual High School

Virtual High School (VHS) offers core and elective courses for middle and high school students that prepare them for college and careers. Courses are available in all content areas, including a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Andrew DePalma................................860-455-1620

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TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS EASTCONN helps schools envision, acquire and maintain technology systems that enhance student learning. From on-site technology integration training to customized database development, we are committed to ensuring that schools keep pace with the accelerating demand for the effective use of technology. The descriptions of services that follow are only a sampling of the many ways in which we can help you address your technology needs. Contact any of our program staff, or call Andrew DePalma, Director of Technology Solutions, at 860-455-1527, to begin the conversation.

Data Solutions Support & Training Data Analytics and Reporting

Everyone is collecting data everywhere. Are you working for it, or is it working for you? The true power of data can only be realized when you can use it when you need it, where you need it. Let EASTCONN’s analytics experts organize your data and create ontarget reporting, ready for on-demand download or delivery via e-mail. Move beyond the cumbersome and inadequate reporting features built into common software. Take the next step in datadriven decision-making. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620

Distance Learning Services

EASTCONN can provide telepresence tools with Web-casting and video-sharing to extend teaching and learning possibilities for your school or organization. From live, engaging interactions with subject-area experts and guest lecturers, to virtual field trips and real-time collaborations with educators anywhere, anytime, these tools can help remove barriers presented by rural locations, share scarce educator and leader resources, and capture and share content. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620

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District & School Improvement Planning

Access our menu of planning services to develop a data-driven improvement plan. We can provide facilitation for your team in the analysis of multiple sources of district and school data and assist in identifying key areas for improvement. Your plan will include measurable goals, effective strategies and indicators of success. We will assist you in developing a monitoring plan to evaluate your progress. Some districts are using this process to create a 3-year professional learning plan to guide PD activities. Scott Nierendorf..................860-455-1569 NEW Education Data Systems Management The education process involves a complex ecosystem of software applications, many using the same core data. Are your systems and procedures streamlined to minimize staff labor and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of your information and reporting? Our on-staff experts can evaluate your current systems and operations, recommend integrated solutions, and provide training and support to key district personnel who are responsible for district and/or statewide data systems. Available tools include student information, learning management, assessment, communication, transportation and other education-focused systems, as well as locally developed solutions. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620 Nancy Jagaczewski..............860-455-1527 NEW Secure Online Assessment Delivery EASTCONN’s assessment delivery system meets your evaluation needs by providing online administration of your custom assessments. Our staff will consult with you to capture the item design appropriate to your desired measures. Assessments can include any combination of questions, and reporting can be customized to suit your needs. We can provide proctored services for your assessment on our equipment to your statewide audience through our partner sites in Hamden, New Britain and Hampton. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620

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Technology Solutions NEW Survey Deployment & Analysis We offer customized design, hosting and data-analysis support for your data collection projects. Our familiarity with educational data and school improvement will help ensure that these projects yield the data that you need to answer your essential questions, and prepare you for administrative and community conversations. Our analysis tools permit quick turnaround in producing presentation-ready results reporting. Linda Brock..........................860-455-1521

NEW Web Application Development Our technology team can turn your manual processes into business-driven, user-friendly, highly innovative custom Web applications. Whether it’s simple form data collection or a full featured application, we can turn your ideas and/or current processes into a database driven, scalable and globally available solution for any device. Working closely with you, we’ll determine the most effective solutions, while also ensuring that your application is intuitive, easy to use, and serves your user needs. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620 Kerin Griffin.........................860-455-1594

Educational Technology Integration Assistive Technology (AT) Consultation

EASTCONN’s AT team works directly with staff and students in the classroom to support the effective use of AT, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), to support student learning. Consultative services include maximizing the use of a district’s existing AT resources and identifying new and emerging resources to complement a district’s curriculum and students’ educational programs. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486

Technology Council

Our Technology Council provides technology educators with a forum where they can network with peers in a collegial environment, while learning about the latest trends and best practices in technology. Experts in the field and outside consultants regularly attend meetings and provide valuable insights into the latest developments. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620 Nancy Jagaczewski..............860-455-1527

Technology Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Choose a topic/we provide a lunch. Our Conference Center in Hampton is the perfect place to host your Lunch ‘n’ Learn. Expert technology resources can present a short, focused learning environment for your staff on a variety of topics related to your current technology needs. Topics include, but are not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite; Protecting Your Hardware; Security; Becoming Internet Savvy; and Quick Tips/Shortcuts. Join us in Hampton, or our technology experts will bring a session to the location of your choice. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620 Nancy Jagaczewski..............860-455-1527

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Classroom Technology Implementation & Assessment

Are you having difficulty implementing new technologies in your classrooms? Have you invested in technology that goes underutilized or doesn’t meet your expectations? EASTCONN can assist you in achieving the best possible results, from installation to implementation, including lesson integration and training. Let our expertise help you bridge the gap. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620

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Technology Solutions Executive Briefings & Technology Updates

Do you or your leadership team need to come up to speed on technology topics before making critical decisions? Do you need to discreetly improve your understanding of administrative or educational technology? Technology Solutions can provide small group and individual briefings and updates on request, giving you the edge you need to succeed with technology. Content can address any topic, historical or current, at the location of your choice. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620 NEW Robot Double Avatar When a teacher or student is unable to be in the classroom, a Double Robot allows users to stay involved as if they were physically in the room. This video telepresence robot is an extension of the user; its Web-based, intuitive control allows the user to drive an iPad on a wheeled robotic base around the building and have live interactions with others, so as never to miss a meeting, a class or event. Face-to-face interactions are a valuable component of collaboration and learning, which Double Robot can make possible. Devices are available for daily or long-term rental. Kerin Griffin.........................860-455-1594

networks. We are available for long-term assignments as well as ad-hoc projects including server and networking equipment upgrades, server migrations and wireless network upgrades. Thomas Schenking..............860-455-1548

System Monitoring

EASTCONN’s Information Technology (IT) experts can help you assess and anticipate problems and changes in your technology infrastructure, enabling you and your staff to be more proactive in addressing system concerns. We can assist you by building easyto-read dashboards and providing instantaneous alerts to system irregularities. Our experts can help you maintain and/or improve technology-related productivity across your organization. Thomas Schenking..............860-455-1548

NEW Video Conferencing Services EASTCONN can provide telepresence technology to your school or organization through high-quality video conferencing, Websharing and other collaboration tools that extend beyond the classroom. Kerin Griffin.........................860-455-1594

Technology Infrastructure Support Assistive Technology (AT) Consultation

EASTCONN’s AT team works directly with staff and students in the classroom to support the effective use of AT, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), to support student learning. Consultative services include maximizing the use of a district’s existing AT resources and identifying new and emerging resources to complement a district’s curriculum and students’ educational programs. Carol Magliocco..................860-228-3483 Amy Norton.........................860-228-3486

Network Management

Supplement your in-house staff with our networking experts. Our on-site or remote support services can ensure your networking equipment and servers stay running and optimized to your needs, while improving your network’s availability and overall performance. We can provide support for Windows and Mac networks, servers, switches, routers, WAN connections and wireless www.eastconn.org

Technology Strategic Planning

Strategic planning for educational technology can ensure that your district’s instruction and curriculum meet the demands of the 21st century. Our technology planning experts can help your district evaluate, create and implement a systemic and long-term technology plan to meet your goals. Facilitation and support are available for all types of planning, from small projects to districtwide initiatives. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation support are also available. We can also assist with reviewing your current technology infrastructure and provide Information Technology (IT) staff to supplement your existing staff. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620

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Technology Solutions Technology Products Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework (CTPAF)

Web-Based Software

This reasonably priced, Web-based application is available for teachers and program directors who use the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework (CTPAF). Teacher-friendly and secure, this database eliminates the need for handwritten reports and allows teachers and administrators to view individual, classroom and program results. Diane Gozemba...................860-455-1532

Data Analytics and Reporting

Everyone is collecting data everywhere. Are you working for it, or is it working for you? The true power of data can only be realized when you can use it when you need it, where you need it. Let EASTCONN’s analytics experts organize your data and create ontarget reporting, ready for on-demand download or delivery via e-mail. Move beyond the cumbersome and inadequate reporting features built into common software. Take the next step in datadriven decision-making. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620

PowerSchool Systems

EASTCONN’s expert student information system and programming staff support PowerSchool districts with implementation planning and execution, including the transition to standardsbased instruction and reporting; training for administrators, teachers, counseling, office and technical support staff; state and federal reporting compliance; scheduling (including PowerScheduler); customization and report development; and cross-system integration with related applications such as learning management, assessment, food service, transportation, library and communications systems. Linda Brock..........................860-455-1521

Virtual High School

Virtual High School (VHS) offers core and elective courses for middle and high school students that prepare them for college and careers. Courses are available in all content areas, including a selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620

Information Technology Support Services

Our technology support team can help you with all your computer and mobile devices, from deployment and set-up to preventive maintenance and repair. We can provide you with trained IT staff on a temporary, full- or part-time basis. Or, you can contract with us for short-term projects. Services include: troubleshooting peripherals, desktops and laptops, networks, set-up for technology labs, preventive maintenance, desktop and server support, technology equipment repair, IT diagnostic services and audio/visual equipment support, and end-user support. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620 Thomas Schenking..............860-455-1548

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NEW Web Application Development Our technology team can turn your manual processes into business-driven, user-friendly, highly innovative custom Web applications. Whether it’s simple form data collection or a full featured application, we can turn your ideas and/or current processes into a database driven, scalable and globally available solution for any device. Working closely with you, we’ll determine the most effective solutions, while also ensuring that your application is intuitive, easy to use, and serves your user needs. Andrew DePalma................860-455-1620 Kerin Griffin.........................860-455-1594

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Program Contacts Akana, Michael.................................................. 860-455-1543 Facilities, Hampton, makana@eastconn.org Aschenbrenner, Elizabeth.................................860-455-1501 Early Childhood Initiatives, Hampton, easchenbrenner@eastconn.org

DePalma, Andrew............................................. 860-455-1527 Technology Solutions, Hampton, adepalma@eastconn.org Desjardin, Bethany........................................... 860-455-1534 Finance, Hampton, bdesjardin@eastconn.org

Bedard, Ann....................................................... 860-228-3240 Assistive Technology, Commerce Drive, Columbia, abedard@eastconn.org

Dinda, Alicia...................................................... 860-228-3240 Autism Program, Commerce Drive, Columbia, adinda@eastconn.org

Bowling, Dara.................................................... 860-465-5636 CTAA, Capitol Theater, Willimantic, dbowling@eastconn.org

Galovich, Lynn................................................... 860-428-7455 Driver Education, Danielson/Willimantic, lgalovich@eastconn.org

Brock, Linda....................................................... 860-455-1521 Technology Solutions, Hampton, lbrock@eastconn.org

Garcia, Sandra................................................... 860-455-1584 Cooperative Purchasing, Community Learning Center, Willimantic, sgarcia@eastconn.org

Camacho, Robinson.......................................... 860-455-1610 Adult Programs, Community Learning Center, Willimantic, rcamacho@eastconn.org

Gozemba, Diane.............................................................860-455-1532 Early Childhood Initiatives, Hampton, dgozemba@eastconn.org

Carr, Larisa......................................................... 860-455-1546 ECHIP, Hampton, lcarr@eastconn.org

Griffin, Kerin....................................................................860-455-1594 Technology Solutions, Hampton, kgriffin@eastconn.org

Celentano, Nancy.............................................. 860-455-1507 Mentoring & Induction, Hampton, ncelentano@eastconn.org

Grist, Faith......................................................... 860-455-1569 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, fgrist@eastconn.org

Cimochowski, Suzanne.................................... 860-455-1596 Adult Programs, Northeast Learning Center, Danielson, scimochowski@eastconn.org Clinesmith, Ellen.............................................. 860-779-3770 Adult Programs, Northeast Learning Center, Danielson, eclinesmith@eastconn.org Colen, Paula M.................................................. 860-455-1565 Executive Director, Hampton, pcolen@eastconn.org Cronin, Thomas................................................. 860-455-1512 K-12 Student Services, Hampton, tcronin@eastconn.org Crowley, Maureen............................................. 860-455-1513 Planning & Development, Hampton, mcrowley@eastconn.org Cymbala, Heather............................................. 860-634-7429 Clinical Day Treatment Programs, hcymbala@eastconn.org

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Hanlon, Paula.................................................... 860-455-1533 Conference Center, Hampton, phanlon@eastconn.org Hempel, Kristin................................................. 860-423-2591 Adult Programs, Community Learning Center, Willimantic, khempel@eastconn.org Lambert, Sheri................................................... 860-455-1585 Early Childhood Initiatives, Hampton, slambert@eastconn.org Lorrie Herz ........................................................ 860-423-2591 Adult Programs, Community Learning Center, Willimantic, lherz@eastconn.org Jacobs, Melissa................................................... 860-932-4101 Student Services, QMC, Danielson, mjacobs@eastconn.org Jagaczewski, Nancy........................................... 860-455-1527 CAT/Technology Solutions, Hampton, njagaczewski@eastconn.org

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Klemyk, Carol.................................................... 860-455-1565 Administrative Offices, Hampton, cklemyk@eastconn.org Laurendeau, Cindy........................................... 860-455-1530 Marketing & Communications, Hampton, claurendeau@eastconn.org LoRicco, Gino.................................................... 860-932-4021 K-12 Student Services, QMC, Danielson, gloricco@eastconn.org Magliocco, Carol............................................... 860-228-3483 Assistive Technology, Columbia, cmagliocco@eastconn.org Magnani, Nancy................................................ 860-455-1536 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, nmagnani@eastconn.org Mallory, Sarah.................................................... 860-465-5636 K-12 Student Services, ACT, Capitol Theater, Willimantic, smallory@eastconn.org Messenger, Andrea............................................ 860-779-3770 Adult Programs, Northeast Learning Center, Danielson, amessenger@eastconn.org Muro-Trexler, Emily......................................... 860-455-1552 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, emuro-trexler@eastconn.org Nierendorf, Scott............................................... 860-455-1569 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, snierendorf@eastconn.org Nieves, Julio........................................................ 860-228-6751 Transportation, Columbia, jnieves@eastconn.org Norton, Amy...................................................... 860-228-3483 Assistive Technology, Commerce Drive, Columbia, anorton@eastconn.org Piela, Francine................................................... 860-455-1545 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, fpiela@eastconn.org Plourde, Heather............................................... 860-923-4190 Food Services, Danielson, hplourde@eastconn.org

Resonina, Denise............................................... 860-932-4193 Woodstock Academy/Regional Transition Services/QMC, dresonina@eastconn.org Schenking, Thomas........................................... 860-455-1548 Technology Solutions, Hampton, tschenking@eastconn.org Siegel, Debbie..................................................... 860-455-1551 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, dsiegel@eastconn.org Skewes, Don....................................................... 860-576-1763 Truancy & Residency Services, Hampton, dskewes@eastconn.org Sleight, Teddie................................................... 860-455-1553 Marketing & Communications, Hampton, tsleight@eastconn.org Stearns, Maribeth ............................................. 860-456-1557 Birth-to-Three, Hampton, mstearns@eastconn.org Stein, Ravit......................................................... 860-228-3240, x213 Student Services, Columbia, rstein@eastconn.org Tariff, Richard.................................................... 860-455-1562 Adult Programs, Hampton, rtariff@eastconn.org Vitale, Nancy...................................................... 860-455-1568 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, nvitale@eastconn.org Wapen, Steven ................................................... 860-455-1554 Human Resources, Hampton, swapen@eastconn.org Watson, Stacey................................................... 860-455-1508 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, swatson@eastconn.org Wells, Cyndi....................................................... 860-455-1572 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, cwells@eastconn.org Willett, Alicia..................................................... 860-455-1590 Teaching & Learning, Hampton, awillett@eastconn.org

Powers-Bigler, Erin........................................... 860-455-1559 Teaching & Learning Services, Hampton, epowers-bigler@eastconn.org

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Program Index ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School................ 11 Administrator’s Roundtable........................................... 22 Adventure Program for Adults...................................... 3, 17, 24 Adventure Program for Students........................................ 14 American Citizenship Preparation............................... 2 Arts Council..................................................................... 26 Asbestos-Designated-Person Staffing Services............ 18, 19 Asbestos Inspection & Management............................ 18

Cool Directions: Summer Component........................ 13 Cooperative Purchasing................................................. 16, 18 Creating Community Builders...................................... 8 CT REAP: Web-Based Employment System............... 19 Curriculum Development & Design............................. 23 Data Analysis & Reporting............................................ 29, 32 Desktop Publishing Services.......................................... 18 Distance Learning Services............................................ 29, 30

Aspirant Leaders Community of Practice.................... 22 Assessment Strategies/Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)............................. 23 Assistive Technology Consortium................................ 10 Assistive Technology Consultation......................... 10, 13, 30, 31 Assistive Technology Demonstration Center & Lending Library..................................................... 10 Assistive Technology Student Assessment................... 10 Assistive Technology Training....................................... 10, 24 Augmentative & Alternative Communication Services.... 10 Autism Spectrum Disorders & Other Developmental Disabilities Program, PreK-8............ 12, 13

District & School Improvement Planning................... 27, 29 Driver Education............................................................. 4, 14 Early Childhood Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)........................................... 6 Early Childhood Council Facilitation & Strategic Planning....................................................... 6 Early Childhood Parent Education/Parenting Workshops.................................................................. 5, 7 Early Childhood Program Monitoring & Evaluation............................................................... 6, 27 Early Childhood Training, Consultation & Coaching................................................................. 6 Early Head Start............................................................... 7 Eastern Connecticut Health Insurance Program (ECHIP)....................................................................... 16, 19

Back-Office Support............................................................. 16, 17 Birth-to-Three Program................................................. 7 Building Skills, Planning Futures.................................. 8 Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA)....................... 4, 13 Capitol Theater Rentals................................................... 17 Center for Educational Leadership............................... 22 Classroom Technology Implementation & Assessment.............................................................. 20, 30 Clinical Day Treatment Programs, K-12...................... 11 Clinical Day Treatment K-12, Extended School Year Program.................................................. 11 Collaborative Initiatives Across Districts..................... 20, 27 Communicating Effective with Customers and Co-Workers......................................................... 4 Communications Training & Support.......................... 18 Community Education................................................... 4, 13 Community of Practice for Leaders.............................. 22 Conference & Meeting Support..................................... 17 Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT)....................... 24 Connecticut Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP).............................................................. 6, 27 Connecticut Core Standards.......................................... 23 Connecticut Core Standards Leadership Cohort........ 23 Connecticut Early Learning & Development Standards........................................ 6 Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework (CTPAF) Web-Based Software................................. 7, 32 Cool Directions............................................................... 12 www.eastconn.org

Education Data Systems Management......................... 20, 29 Educator Evaluation Plans – Consultation & Support.................................................................... 24, 27 Energy for the Future...................................................... 8 English Language Learner Educator (ELL) Professional Support.................................................. 24 English-as-a-Second-Language Family Literacy......... 2, 7 English-as-a-Second-Language Instruction................ 5 English Language Learners Title III Consortium....... 23 Executive Briefings & Technology Updates................. 21, 24, 31 Executive Function Skills............................................... 6 Facilities Audit Services.................................................. 19 Facilities Forum............................................................... 19 Farming the Land & Sea................................................. 8 Fingerprinting Services.................................................. 19 Food Services................................................................... 14, 16 Forensic Detectives: Mysteries & Solutions................. 9 Get Back to Work – American Job Center East ......... 4 Grants Development & Management........................... 16 Grant Development Council.......................................... 20, 26 Hazardous Materials Support & Training for Schools................................................................... 19, 25 Head Start......................................................................... 7 Health Careers Advancement Program........................ 4 Healthy Youth, Mind & Body........................................ 9 page 35


High School Completion................................................ 2, 12 I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills Training)...................................................................... 2, 5 Interdistrict Program Design & Management............. 9, 20, 28 IT Support Services......................................................... 21, 32 JET (Jobs, Employment & Training) for 17-24-year-olds..................................................... 2, 5 JFES Intensive Customer Service Training.................. 2 JFES Case Management.................................................. 5 Language Arts Council................................................... 26 Language & Literacy Assessment Practices................. 6 Legacy Explorations........................................................ 9 Life Skills & Basic Skills Instruction............................. 3 Literacy Professional Learning...................................... 25 Math Council................................................................... 26 Mathematics Professional Learning.............................. 25 Media & Crisis Communications Support................... 18 NAEYC Accreditation Consultation............................. 7, 28 Network Management.................................................... 21, 28, 31 Non-Traditional Learner Program................................ 3 Occupational Therapy Services..................................... 14 Our Changing Earth, Our Connected World.............. 9 Personnel Recruitment Assistance................................ 19 Physical Therapy Services............................................... 15 PowerSchool Systems................................................... 16, 25, 28, 32 PreK-8 Principals’ Community of Practice.................. 23 PreK-Grade-3 Alignment............................................... 7 Program Evaluation........................................................ 20 Program Planning, Design & Development................ 20 Psychological & Behavioral Consultation Services..... 13, 15, 25 Quinebaug Middle College (QMC).............................. 11, 12 Radon Measurement Service Provider......................... 19 Regional Management of Mandated Adult Education Programs.................................................. 3, 17 Regional Staff Development Council............................ 26 Regional Transition Services.......................................... 12 Related Services............................................................... 15 Robot Double Avatar...................................................... 31 School Climate Support.................................................. 28 Science Council............................................................... 27 Science/STEM Professional Learning........................... 24

Secure Online Assessment Delivery............................. 29 Shared Staffing................................................................. 20 Skills for Success.............................................................. 9 Social Studies Community of Practice......................... 25 Social Studies Council.................................................... 25, 27 Spanish Translation Services.......................................... 18 Speech & Language Services.......................................... 15 SRBI & School Climate: Preventing & Addressing Barriers to Learning.............................. 24 Strategic Planning for School Communities............... 28 Summer Musical Theater Program: Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA)................................ 14 Support for Young Dual-Language & English Language Learners..................................................... 7 Survey Deployment & Analysis........................................ 30 Surveys for Educator Evaluation & School Climate........................................................17, 28 System Monitoring.......................................................... 31 Teacher Education And Mentoring (TEAM) Program...................................................................... 26 Teacher Leaders Community of Practice..................... 23 Technology Academy.............................................................5 Technology Council...............................................................21, 27, 30 Technology Lunch ‘n’ Learn..........................................................26, 30 Technology Strategic Planning.....................................................17, 28, 31 Transition Planning: Birth-to-Three & Preschool to-Kindergarten......................................................... 7 Transitions for 21st Century Careers............................ 3 Transitions to Post-Secondary Education.................... 3, 5 Transportation Services.................................................. 15, 21 Truancy & Residency Services....................................... 15, 17 Video Conferencing Services......................................... 31 Virtual High School........................................................ 11, 28, 32 Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program.......................... 3 Waves of History.............................................................. 9 Web Application Development..................................... 30, 32 Wheelchair & Adaptive Equipment Consultation...... 10, 15 Woodstock Academy: Cooperative Resources Program.................................................... 12 Workplace Education & Training.................................. 3, 18

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EASTCONN Facility Locations Administrative Offices: Adult Programs, Conference Services, Early Childhood Initiatives K-12 Student Services, Organizational Support Services Teaching & Learning Services, Technology Solutions

Central Administration, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247..................................... 860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-8026 Conference Services, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247........................................... 860-455-1533; Fax: 860-455-0689

Adult Programs

Community Learning Center*, Windham Mills, 322 Main St., Willimantic, CT 06226........ 860-423-2591; Fax: 860-450-0853 (*After November 2016, moving to: 1320 Main St., Willimantic, CT 06226) Hampton, Central Administration, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247.................. 860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-8026 Northeast Learning Center, 562 Westcott Rd., Danielson, CT 06239.......................................... 860-779-3770; Fax: 860-779-3384

Early Childhood Initiatives

Hampton, Central Administration, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247..........860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-8026 Early Head Start/Head Start Programs: Vernon Early Childhood Programs: • Killingly Head Start, 1620 Upper Maple St., Dayville CT 06241, 860-779-0410, Fax: 860-779-1377 • Center Road School, 20 Center Rd. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6300 • Head Start at Killingly High School 226 Putnam Pike, Danielson, CT 06241 • Lake Street School, 201 Lake St. 860-779-6709, Fax: 860-774-0846 Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6085 • Plainfield Head Start — Moosup Gardens 10B Gorman St., Moosup, CT 06354 860-564-7199, Fax: 860-564-2630

• Plainfield Head Start Early Childhood Center 651 Norwich Rd., Plainfield, CT 06374 860-564-7787, Fax: 860-564-6409

• Maple Street School, 20 Maple St. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6175 • Northeast School, 69 East St. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6080 • Skinner Road School, 90 Skinner Rd. Vernon, CT 06066, 860-870-6180

• Putnam Head Start 33 Wicker St., Putnam, CT 06260 860-928-0004, Fax: 860-963-5357

K-12 Student Services Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT), Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic, CT 06226........................................................... 860-465-5636; Fax: 860-465-8115 Autism Program, Related Services, Assistive Technology 10 Commerce Dr., Columbia, CT 06237................................................................................... 860-228-3240; Fax: 860-228-3206 Central Administration, 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247..................................... 860-455-0707; Fax: 860-455-8026 Clinical Day Treatment Programs - Director................................................................................. 860-634-7429 Educational & Vocational Center (EVC), 14 Route 66, Columbia, CT 06237..................... 860-228-4317; Fax: 860-228-1147 Northeast Regional Program (NRP), 79 Westfield Ave., Danielson, CT 06239................... 860-634-7429 Southeast Regional Program (SRP), 651 Norwich Rd., Plainfield, CT 06374..................... 860-634-7429; Fax: 860-317-1047 Driver Education, Danielson & Willimantic.................................................................................. 860-428-7455 Quinebaug Middle College (QMC), 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson, CT 06239.................... 860-932-4100; Fax: 860-932-4950 Transportation, 109 Route 6, Columbia, CT 06237..................................................................... 860-228-6751; Fax: 860-228-6756 Woodstock Academy, 57 Academy Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281................................................ 860-928-1132; Fax: 860-963-4931 www.eastconn.org

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